20230322 Draft Minutes Pitton and Farley Parish Council ordinary Meeting March
22 March 2023 – Parish Council Meeting
Pitton and Farley Parish Council is committed to reducing the risk to residents, visitors and other roads users from speeding traffic through the two villages and is working closely with Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council.
Following the residents survey and public meeting in July 2022 significant progress has been made as detailed below.
Following traffic surveys carried out on Parsonage Hill, Farley, which identified speeding issues, it is anticipated that Community Speed Watch (CSW) Volunteers from Pitton and Farley will be deployed to monitor vehicles in that location, using speeding devices, from April 2023. The data will be shared with Wiltshire Police for necessary action as appropriate.
A recent traffic survey has been carried out in Whiteway, Pitton, which has also identified vehicles speeding through the area near the school. As a result of this the CSW will also be deployed at this location once approved by Wiltshire Police.
Further traffic surveys are being carried out at other locations in Farley and Pitton over the coming weeks, and if the data identifies speeding at these locations the CSW will also be deployed there.
The results of the speed surveys can be seen in the attached documents.
The consultant representative for Wiltshire Council has advised of resurfacing works programmed along The Street, Farley. The site extents can be viewed on the below link.
The resurfacing works will commence on Monday 13th February 2023 and will be completed on Friday 17th February 2023 between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00 (no weekend working), however, on occasions they may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally the need is discovered for additional repairs once the work has started. The road will be open as normal outside of these hours. The resurfacing works involve repairs to the existing carriageway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of surface ironwork.
There will be advanced information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates.
You can view the diversion and road closure information via one.network using the following link: https://one.network/?tmi=GB24359968
Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents. There will be points throughout the works period where vehicular access will not be possible as plant may be obstructing the road or material may be newly laid which residents will not be able to drive over, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure.
The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; it is recommended to residents that when leaving their property in their vehicle, to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, to speak to them, explain where they live, and they will be able to assist.